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Old August 7th, 2005, 10:41 PM
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Hard Question. Used to be Stephen King...but I think he's loosing it a little.

I like Neil Gaimen..

http://www.neilgaiman.com/index.asp

He writes really interesting fantasy sci-fi stuff. He also has a couple kids books (Coraline, THe day I swapped my dad for 2 goldfish, the wolves in the wall).

My BF introduced me to him when we first started going out. He lent me a book called "Star Dust". It's an illustrated Novel about a fallen star. Very cute.

Other books of his I HIGHYLY recommend are Neverwhere (about a secret underground world in London), American Gods (about how when people worship an idol, they become real, and about the son of a god..Odin actually, hence our dogs name, and how he gets involved in a war of the gods), and Good Omens (Hilarious, about the 4 horsemen of the apocalypse, and how the child of the devil, the one who will bring down civilization, is switched at birth).

Neverwhere was made into a movie..not that great though.

There is a movie coming out which is a joint effort between Neil Gaimen (writer), Dave McKean (drawings) and Jim Henson Studios, called MirrorMask. Here is a link to the preview.

http://www.sonypictures.com/previews...-p7119865.html
(click on trailor in upper left side)
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